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Saturday, February 22 • 9:55am - 10:00am
Designers can be OpenSourcerers Too.

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Open source is beautiful! It makes powerful, potentially life-changing software free and open to all. However, open-source software has been largely associated with poor user experience and aesthetics. Could this be because designers are not interested in contributing to free software? Actually, “Most designers don’t have a clue about open source,” says Eriol Fox of Ushahidi, a non-profit social enterprise that creates humanitarian, open-source tech tools. And there’s no doubt, personally I was not aware for the longest time in my tech career that designers (and people from other fields other than coding) could contribute to open-source software almost as much as programmers do. Why should you contribute to open-source as a designer? What opportunities are open to you as an open-source designer and what help is available to help you get started? These questions and more will be addressed in this talk. It is open to everyone, including non-designers and non-coders.

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Abigail Makolo

UX designer, eHealth4everyone
I design and manage digital products in Abuja, Nigeria. I work as a UX designer at eHealth4everyone where I save lives by helping to ensure that health IT solutions are visually appealing and of high quality, yet easy and pleasant to use. I also design websites and things in my spare... Read More →

Saturday February 22, 2020 9:55am - 10:00am WAT
Lagos Zone Tech Park, Plot 9 Gbagada Industrial Scheme, Beside UPS, Gbagada Expressway